An Intelligent Career Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/4/2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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An Intelligent Career will change the way you see your career and your life. It is written by three award-winning international scholars, who share the conviction that careers have become both more important and less predictable. Drawing on a wide range of research, they describe how you can apply your intelligence to take ownership of your career.

Using examples and insights from around the globe, the authors explain how you can take stock of your situation; combine assets such as your commitment, experience and relationships; determine future action; and earn greater career success. If you are a manager, consultant, or counselor the authors show how you can support other people's careers, enabling them to define and meet their career goals and aspirations.

The book unfolds in two parts, first encouraging reflection and then turning to action. In Part One, you will come to grips with your own intelligent career experience to date. In Part Two, you will learn how to create and leverage new opportunities offered by the contemporary work environment. Across both parts, you will see how to make the most of changing technologies, globalization of professional networks and new rules of employment. In turn, you will see how to connect what you do for yourself to your impact on the world.

An Intelligent Career is everyone's resource for pursuing a career in the 21st century that is personally and socially meaningful. It calls on you to take ownership of your career right now, and to pursue your future professional life on your own terms.

Author Biography

Michael B. Arthur is Professor of Management in the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Svetlana N. Khapova is Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom Chair in Careers and Organization Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the VU University Amsterdam and Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute.

Julia Richardson is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the School of Human Resource Management at York University in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Part I. Taking Stock
Chapter 1. What Does an Intelligent Career Involve?
Chapter 2. Where Do Intelligent Careers Happen?
Chapter 3. Why Do You Work?
Chapter 4. How Do You Work?
Chapter 5. With Whom Do You Work?
Chapter 6. When Will You Change?

Part II. Taking Action
Chapter 7. Making Sense
Chapter 8. Embracing Technology
Chapter 9. Investing in Communities
Chapter 10. Working with Employers
Chapter 11. Sharing Your Story
Chapter 12. Building Your World

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